Solana Beach Postnuptial Agreement Attorneys
If your marriage ends in divorce, a postnuptial agreement could make an enormous difference to the outcome of your divorce case. A valid postnuptial agreement could protect your hard-earned income or assets from going to your ex-spouse during property division. It could also make for an easier divorce process, increasing the odds of a settlement rather than going to trial. If you are curious about whether a postnuptial agreement could benefit you, contact the Solana Beach attorneys at Ratzer|Dobis for a free consultation.
Why Choose Us?
- We focus our energy solely on family law, allowing us to provide quality representation.
- We personalize our legal strategies and suggestions according to each client’s needs.
- We can handle many family law matters, not just postnuptial and prenuptial agreements.
- We do not waste time; we always seek the most efficient resolution possible.
- We provide family law services at reasonable rates and retainers.
What Is a Postnuptial Agreement?
A postnuptial agreement is a legal document that can control how a married couple will divide or share their assets upon divorce. Postnuptial agreements are not as usual as prenuptial agreements. They are similar documents that achieve almost the same outcome – protecting a spouse’s assets in the event of a divorce. A postnuptial agreement is a document the couple signs after marriage, however, while a prenuptial agreement happens before marriage.
Postnuptial agreements are most common among wealthy individuals and those with complex assets. You might need a postnuptial agreement if you inherited significant assets, brought in assets from before the marriage, have children you wish to protect from a previous marriage or own a business. Postnups are especially frequent in community property states – states that divide marital assets 50/50 regardless of what is fair or equal. A postnuptial agreement could prevent the courts from splitting your assets in half upon divorce.
How Can a Postnuptial Agreement Help?
Signing a postnuptial agreement at some point during your marriage could give you peace of mind. It does not mean you are anticipating divorce. It simply means you wish to prepare for anything – even the possibility of marriage dissolution. A postnuptial agreement could allow you to feel confident in the fate of your fortune or assets. You can know for sure that a business you started will remain in your name, for example, rather than the courts dividing it between you and your spouse upon divorce.
A postnuptial or prenuptial agreement could also help create a smoother, faster and less expensive divorce process. Should your marriage end in divorce, the courts will use your postnuptial agreement to determine things such as property division and alimony. This can reduce the chances of your divorce case needing to go to court. You and your spouse may be able to achieve a settlement and save time and money.
Do You Need a Lawyer for a Postnuptial Agreement?
If you are thinking about drawing up a postnuptial agreement, contact us to discuss the specifics of your case. It is very important to ensure the validity and legality of your postnup. Doing it yourself, without guidance from a family lawyer, could increase the chances of making a mistake that invalidates your document. A postnuptial agreement must be in writing, with valid provisions and complete information, signed freely by both parties. A lawyer can draw up your postnuptial agreement for you, complete with all necessary legal language, so you can rest assured it will hold up in court.
Call Today for a Free Consultation
At Ratzer|Dobis, we have spent years helping families and individuals in Solana Beach with a variety of family law matters. We have plenty of experience handling postnuptial and prenuptial agreements for clients. If you are curious as to whether a postnup is in your best interest, call us to discuss your case in detail. Call (858) 793-7700 for a free consultation today.